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Adult Events

June 18, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, share your techniques or learn a new skill as you social with other crafters. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 18, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

June 19, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
The registration is full for this progam.  This month's Community Spotlight is on The Westerly Land Trust!  Please join us for an all ages Full Moon hike! "We will be hiking the Dr... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 20, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join Miss Sue and her students ages 5 to 13 for their Annual Summer Piano Recital.  Thursday, June 20th at 6 PM. Open to the public.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 20, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Why should the kids have all the fun?  Adults are welcome to stop by and try out the library's virtual reality at any time, but come by for a special night of guided experiences and gaming with our technology staff. Let the future amaze you!  
Audience: Adult

June 21, 2019

10:00am - 4:30pm
Welcome Summer 2019 by helping us make a Human Sundial! We will be creating the Sundial on Friday and you can come by on Saturday to see how it works!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 22, 2019

9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 22, 2019

10:30am - 12:00pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 22, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 22, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 22nd 12 PM to 2 PM  Join Jamie Whitney for a walk-in Piano Concert. Escape the heat while enjoying some beautilful music. Free and open to the public. 
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 22, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM on the Esplanade for the Inaugural Match on the Class of 1969 Westerly High School Chess Table. The match will be played by Ryan Sowa from North Kingston, and Hayes Goodman from Westerly.  Hayes is the state’s current middle school champion and is the state’s... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 24, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
What is a resume?  What does it have to include, and how should it be organized?  Why do you even need one? Join us for a beginner's workshop in the library's auditorium, where we'll try to answer your questions, and walk you through getting started on putting your resume together. Access to an... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 24, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, a discussion and support group for adults about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and questioning in an inclusive,... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 25, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, share your techniques or learn a new skill as you social with other crafters. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 25, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

June 25, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers twice a month (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) to share stories and get comfortable speaking in front of an audience. It is a process that over time helps to build self-confidence. Taking small steps, we eventually master the art of public... Read more
Audience: Adult
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 26, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
What is a resume?  What does it have to include, and how should it be organized?  Why do you even need one? Join us for a beginner's workshop in the library's auditorium, where we'll try to answer your questions, and walk you through getting started on putting your resume together. Access to an... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 27, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 27, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
What is the Maker Movement?  What are its success stories and failures, and how are organizations in our community supporting and engaging with it?  As a bonus, get a chance to see how some of the library's Makerspace equipment functions, and ask questions about it.   We hear a lot about new and... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 29, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
The time capsule buried in Wilcox Park for will be dug up and opened in this community event where everyone is welcome.  The Capsule was buried in 1969 commemorating the 300th anniversary (Tercentenary) of the Town of Westerly.  2019 marks the 350th anniversary of our town.  Come and see for... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 29, 2019

10:30am - 12:00pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 01, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using Wilcox Park as our subject matter, we will explore such concepts as composition, depth-of-field and macro photography.  All levels of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 02, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, share your techniques or learn a new skill as you social with other crafters. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 02, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

July 03, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Audience: Adult

July 03, 2019

5:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult

July 05, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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